Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Mike Breen from 3dm ministries, leads a 55 minute training session on tranisitioning to a missional church.
He discusses how congregations should be both attractional and missional.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Recently a number of churches have called those responsible for worship planning as worship curating.
Worship curating...places a slightly different emphasis on worship planning....
To discover a little more about worship curating visit:
Clayfire Curator http://www.clayfirecurator.org/about/
Was an active blog for worship curators...unfortunately they only gave it just over 12 months (not long enough for something newish to get a following) and have decided to discontinue contributions to the blog. But still worth a visit as it has some quality blogs.
Or get hold of the following books:
The Art of Curating Worship promotes a new vocabulary to help worship curators work out how and why and where worship can best engage their community, inside and outside the church, in transformative encounters with God.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Like the church it offers a diverse range of service
Like the church is supposed to do, it crosses many boundaries
Like the church it is a complex organisation, involving a lot of people
Like the church a lot of what it offers is free to many people and very useful (but of course it can never offer what the church is supposed to offer salvation through Jesus Christ)
Of course Google isnt perfect
But we can we learn a some things from Google.....
One area of these learning points is
The aim to make life simple....
Unlike many other search engines their main page is simple and clean
Now to your church/congregation.....how many policies do you have floating around
Is anyone taking any notice of them?
Also how could your church/congregation be simplier?
If you want to explore this more in relation to the church tap into the discussion that Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger get into in their book SIMPLE CHURCH
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
4 Youtube videos from Elevation Church
Devotions and studies
Free Lenten Devotions from Lutheran Hour: Jesus man on a mission
Printable for your church members
Lenten section of Family Book of Prayer
Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Lenten Devotions - Water Marks
Luther Seminary (ELCA)
Lutheran Rosary for Lent
Sites offering a variety of suggestionsEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Lent Resources and ideas
Rethinking Youth Ministry
Prayers for Lent
CPH 2012 Lenten Resources
Includes devotional and worship resources
A living hope
God’s gift of forgiveness
Our suffering saviour
Revelation for Lent
North Western Publishing House Lent Resources
See His Cross
People of the Passion
CSS Lenten Resources
Lenten Special : 8 resourcess for $39.95
The People v Judas Iscariot – Lenten Worship Series
More Alive under the shadow – Bible Study and reflection following the footsteps of Simon Peter
Where’s Noah? – Worship and activities
Bread for the journey – multi sensory worship services
A day of redemption – a tenebrae service for Good Friday
Book of Faith Lenten Devotion Water Marks
Book of Faith Lenten Journey Seven Wonders of the World
Friday, February 03, 2012
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Unfortunately a considerable number of members have little understanding of what the calendar is or how it affects the life of the church.
St Paul's Lutheran Church in Kingsville offers some fairly comprehensive information and discussion on the Liturgical Calendar and the various seasons and festivals that form the calendar....To obtain this information visit http://www.stpaulskingsville.org/litcal1.htm